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Postdoc and PhD positions: Growth control in Drosophila

Posted by on March 20th, 2013

Post-doctoral and PhD positions are available in the lab of Savraj Grewal, University of Calgary, Canada. (https://www.facebook.com/The.Grewal.Lab). The main focus of the lab is to study the control of growth using Drosophila as a model system. We use a combination of molecular, genetic and proteomic approaches to investigate the cell-cell signalling pathways and the genetic[…]

A walk in the park is a walk amongst development

Posted by on March 10th, 2011

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Ernest McCulloch 1926-2011

Posted by on January 27th, 2011

Last week (January 19), stem cell pioneer Ernest McCulloch died at the age of 84. Together with James Till, McCulloch discovered stem cells in the 1960s. For their work, the pair won the Gairdner Award in 1969 and the Lasker Award in 2005. McCulloch was professor emeritus of the University of Toronto and former Director[…]

2010 Gairdner Awards

Posted by on November 17th, 2010

The Gairdner Awards is Canada’s foremost international award, recognizing medical researchers for their work which has contributed significantly to improving quality of life.  There are five awardees each year and 76 of the 298 Gairdner awardees to date have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Lectures celebrating scientific excellence in medical research take place[…]

Changes in Canadian postdoc funding

Posted by on August 17th, 2010

Some Canadian postdocs are awaiting the next academic year with bated breath: will they earn less than they did during their PhD, or twice as much as their colleagues? Canada’s 2010 research budget, announced this past spring, was full of surprises for the thousands of postdoctoral researchers in the country. To promote top-level talent, the[…]